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Dead man muck-raking: FIFA told talks with Blatter

by | 22nd, December 2014

THERE’S something near-admirable about the way Sepp Blatter runs FIFA. He clearly couldn’t give the slightest of tosses about people knowing what he’s been up to. He’s got the crooked swagger of Emperor Palpatine, cackling his way around the corridors of power, cackling ‘really though, what are you going to do about it?’

You suspect that he’s got a room filled with folders, with the most unspeakably awful dirt on some of his colleagues who are brave enough to challenge him.

However, it looks like things are closing in on Blatter as football’s world governing body, FIFA, are holding secret talks with Sepp about his future as president.

As you know, Blatter has been under gigantic amounts of pressure in recent months, all culminating from FIFA awarding the World Cups to Russia and Qatar. What didn’t help was the fact that Blatter’s FIFA decided to conduct an audit into the way they awarded the World Cups, which lawyer Michael Garcia completed, which was then published in part, which saw Garcia furiously accusing FIFA of misquoting him and not sharing his findings at all.

Garcia was so furious that Garcia resigned from FIFA’s ethics committee last week.

Along with that, UEFA president Michel Platini said emphatically that he would not be

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